Sasha is author of five poetry collections: Deformations (2020), Joy (2017), winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Winter Choice Award, Red House (2011), The Estate (2007), and Notebook (2003). Sasha won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003, a Cholmondeley Award in 2017, and in 2016 her poem, ‘Joy’, won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.
From 1995 to 2000, Sasha worked for the British Council in Russia and from 2012 to 2017 served as editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. In 2020, she won an English PEN Translate Award for her translation of a collection of poetry by the Russian poet Maria Stepanova and she has worked both in the UK and America, translating modern Russian plays. Productions include: Bad Roads (Royal Court Theatre, 2017) and The Grain Store (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2009) by Natal'ya Vorozhbit; Playing the Victim (Royal Court and Told By an Idiot, 2003) and Terrorism (Royal Court, 2003) by the Presnyakov Brothers; and Ladybird (Royal Court, 2004), Black Milk (Royal Court, 2003) and Plasticine (Royal Court, 2002) by Vassily Sigarev.
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